TRUMPF Photonic Components and KDPOF working together for new wavelength standards in optical data communication within the automotive branch // Optical interconnects to become an indispensable part in future cars // The target is to bring to the market an integrated transceiver for multi-gigabit optical communications into automobile // 980nm wavelength VCSELs for greater robustness and service life Read more

KDPOF is proud to announce the new stage in the P802.3cz standard moving into IEEE-SA ballot phase. The P802.3cz amendment defines an optional start-up procedure that enables the time from power_on=FALSE to a state capable of transmitting and receiving valid data to be less than 100ms and support data rates of 2.5, 5, 10, 25, and 50 Gb/s at the MAC/PLS service interface. Read more

KDPOF welcomes proposed IEEE optical multi-gigabit automotive Ethernet standard 802.3 achieving milestone

At the 30th International Conference for Plastic Optical Fibers, POF 2022, from September 26 to 28, 2022 in Bilbao, Spain, César Esteban will present “The Optical In-vehicle Network” on Monday, September 26, at 10:45. Following an update on the latest achievements and an outlook to future technology, he will also address traditional concerns about optical in automotive, including: cost, cable bending radius, vibrations, mechanical stress (tension, torsion, dynamic cycling), temperature, dirty environment, and port dimensions (PCB area and area of the optical header on the ECU front panel).

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Carlos Pardo is CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF

From September 18 to 22, 2022, the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) will take place in Basel, Switzerland. KDPOF is proud to be part of the program at the continent’s largest event in the field and one of the most prestigious and traditional events on optical communications worldwide. On September 19 at 16:00, Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF, will present “Latest innovations and optical fiber benefits in the automotive and industrial sector”. In addition, Dr. Joseph Pankert, VP Product Management at Trumpf Photonic Components, and Rubén Pérez-Aranda, CTO and Co-founder at KDPOF, will present “980nm VCSELs: New Standard in Automotive” on September 21 at 15:15. Read more

César Esteban is Applications and Support Manager at KDPOF

César Esteban from KDPOF, in his technical workshop at the Wire Harness Congress on September 20, 2022 at 15:30 in Landshut, Germany, will display the benefits of optical communications for the in-vehicle network.

As the challenges of multi-gigabit increase, costs should not increase at the same scale. Optical provides a low-cost, robust, and reliable solution for the in-vehicle wiring system. Optical’s EMC superior performance prevents the need for heavy, bulky, expensive cables with rigid and age-prone shielding. The inherent galvanic isolation of optical fiber solves the ground loop issues and the return currents through cable shielding. Read more

INNOVA ICAI Forum: Talk with Carlos Pardo about Future Automotive Connectivity

On September 29, 2022 at the INNOVA ICAI Forum in Madrid, Carlos Pardo will speak about “Towards the connectivity of the future in the automotive sector”. In the interview with Javier Villacampa, Innovation Director of Grupo Antolin, Carlos Pardo will discuss the connectivity of the future in the automotive sector and the role of KDPOF in these major changes.

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KDPOF welcomes proposed IEEE optical multi-gigabit automotive Ethernet standard 802.3 achieving milestone

At the The Future of Mobility event, hosted by STMicroelectronics and Plug and Play from September 12 to 13, 2022 in Catania, Italy, KDPOF CEO Carlos Pardo will present an outlook for optical connectivity in intelligent vehicles. With this event, STMicroelectronics and Plug and Play are driving open innovation to the next level by bringing together the mobility industry leaders, OEMs and suppliers. “At KDPOF, we’re proud to participate in exploring the future of mobility at this leading industry event for automotive innovations,” stated Carlos Pardo. “We’re excited to show more about our future projects and, especially, our core and corporate culture.” Read more

Carlos Pardo presents "Automotive Multi-gigabit is Optical" at Automotive Ethernet Congress 2022

At the Automotive Ethernet Congress in June 2022 in Munich, Germany, Carlos Pardo gave the presentation “Automotive Multi-gigabit is Optical”. He showed how automotive optical Ethernet is reaching for 50 Gb/s.

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V5G Valencia Round Table with Carlos Pardo

In the course of V5G Days from May 30-31 in València, Spain, and online, Carlos Pardo participated in the panel discussion “The Microelectronics Industry in Europe: Recovery or Reinvention?” He summarized the roundtable: “I very much enjoyed the informative talk with representatives from the Spanish semiconductor industry about PERTE, Strategic Projects for Economic Recovery and Transformation in Spain. KDPOF will soon start mass production of semiconductor packaging and testing in Spain of our own products and third parties ones, thanks to IPCEI (Important Project of Common European Interest) and PERTE.”

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KDPOF proudly announced that their well-proven KD1053 PHY IC and integrated KD9351 FOT (Fiber Optic Transceiver) have been implemented by Renesas, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, into the new next generation automotive vehicle computer VC4. This comprehensive communication gateway ECU from Renesas features the newest automotive network technologies and sufficient computing power to host the ever-increasing number of user applications. “With the VC4, we have integrated an optical Ethernet interface into our automotive evaluation boards for the first time,” stated Tobias Belitz, Principal Engineer at Renesas. “KDPOF shared their 1000BASE-RH transceiver KD1053 and KD9351 FOT according to IEEE 802.3bv with us, which also covers the wide temperature range we are looking at.”

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